Cakespy: Doughnut Pies


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Doughnut Pies

Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every week to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.


[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Doughnuts: what can't they do? It's been proven time and time again that they can make just about everything that is edible even better. Need proof? OK: Doughnut bread pudding. Doughnut burgers. Doughnut muffins. Doughnut soup.

And now, Doughnut Pies. This brilliant recipe originally appeared in my book CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life, but I have (I think) made it even better in this lightly adapted version. Don't let the photo fool you: while these holey treats may resemble doughnuts, they're actually pies! They are made up of morsels of pie crust which are filled, rolled up, and pinched to ensure the filling stays inside, then fried. While they're certainly not health food, they certainly are delicious: crispy, not too-sweet, easy to make, and completely open to improvisation with flavor.

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About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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